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Somali and Djibouti Leaders Forge Path to Peace and Stability in the Horn of Africa

Djibouti (AX) - Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud touched down in Djibouti on Wednesday to huddle with his equivalent, Ismail Omar Guelleh. The duo deliberated on amplifying their robust rapport and enhancing collaboration across assorted spheres, including security and the economy. They resolved to invigorate collective efforts to foster peace and stability in the region, echoing the prevalent political and security landscape.President Mohamud lauded President Guelleh for his pivotal role in upholding tranquility in…

Top al-Shabab Commanders Capitulate to Somali National Army in Lower Jubba

Kismayo (AX) - On Tuesday, four high-ranking al-Shabab members who defected took refuge with the Somali National Army in the Bulo-Haji district of Lower Jubba. According to the Somali National News Agency, the defectors included Bulo Haji's regional emir, the chief financial officer, the intelligence director, and the tax collection lead. The federal government, along with Jubbaland security, has reinstated internet service in Bulo-Haji, an area where al-Shabab had long stifled online access. Earlier this month, Somali…

East African Leaders Convene in Kenya to Advance Somalia’s Regional Integration

NAIROBI, Kenya -- This week, folks from the East African Community (EAC) are huddled in Nairobi, Kenya’s bustling capital, carving out a game plan for Somalia's entry into the regional alliance. Veronica Mueni Nduva, the EAC's head honcho, kicked off the gathering by underscoring the pivotal moments and significance of roping Somalia into the club. Back in March, Somalia cemented its place by handing over its ratification document to the EAC's chief in Arusha, Tanzania, making its membership official. "Today's assembly marks…

East African Leaders Convene in Kenya to Advance Somalia’s Integration Efforts

This week, delegates from the East African Community (EAC) kicked off a stint in Nairobi, Kenya's bustling hub, to craft a solid game plan for weaving Somalia into the East African fold. As EAC Secretary General, Veronica Mueni Nduva launched the gathering, she emphasized the historical gravity and urgency of knitting Somalia into the bloc. She noted that in March, Somalia earned its stripes as a full EAC member by formally presenting its ratified Treaty of Accession in Arusha, Tanzania."Today's assembly marks a pivotal…

Somali Leaders Extend Heartfelt Eid al-Adha Blessings to All Somalis

Mogadishu (AX) — Somali bigwigs, including President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre, have extended their felicitations to the Muslim ummah, particularly Somalis, celebrating Eid Al-Adha.They expressed wishes for enduring advancement, prosperity, and stability for Islamic nations and the global Muslim community.President Mohamud praised the Somali National Army's frontliners and urged everyone to extend forgiveness and assist the needy.Highlighting the Eid's significance, Prime Minister Barre…

G7 Leaders Confront Migration, Harness AI, and Fortify Economic Security on Summit’s Final Day in Italy

Divisions cropped up at the summit, especially over the absence of an abortion reference in the final declaration. French President Emmanuel Macron was modest when asked if the G7 met expectations.“The G7 aims to foster unity and clear misunderstandings. It’s not about emergency measures or policy-making,” he said, mentioning “real convergence on Ukraine and the Middle East.”“It was a useful G7, with useful outcomes,” Macron remarked. “The upcoming weeks will set the stage for political moves, particularly around the two…

Sheikh Tamim Navigates Red Sea Tensions in High-Stakes Talks with Somali and Ethiopian Leaders

Qatar's Sheikh Tamim Connects with Somali and Ethiopian Leaders Amid Red Sea Tiff MOGADISHU, Somalia - Qatar's emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, recently conversed separately with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The matter at hand? Rising friction over an eyebrow-raising deal Ethiopia struck with North Western of Somalia earlier this year. This pact, inked in January, concedes Ethiopian use of Red Sea ports. This arrangement has sparked a ruckus, as Somalia deems it a…

Hussein Sheikh Ali Reveals Al-Shabaab Leaders Poised to Surrender Before Cowswayne Skirmish

In an interview, Ali shared that just mere days before the Cowswayne clash, Al-Shabaab bigwigs reached out to the government, signaling their readiness to lay down arms. However, the scenario flipped profoundly when the skirmish kicked off, resulting in notable losses for government troops. "Weeks before Cowswayne, intel came in about top Al-Shabaab figures extending an olive branch to the government, willing to discuss surrender. Sadly, missteps were made by the military," Ali noted. The national security adviser further…

Somalia Cheers as Al-Shabaab Leaders Face Sanctions with Open Arms

Somalia celebrates as United Nations slaps sanctions on three Al-Shabaab leaders for their nefarious activities within the country. The UN Security Council targeted Abdikadir Mohamed Abdikadir, Mohamed Mohamud Mire, and Mohamed Omar Mohamed for orchestrating attacks on civilians and security personnel, as well as engaging in extortion schemes to fund terrorist operations. This move, according to Daud Aweis, Somalia's Information, Communication, and Culture minister, will greatly aid in combating Al-Shabaab, who largely…

Boosting Community Engagement: Somali Police Chief Collaborates with Religious Leaders

Somali Police Chief General Sulub Ahmed Firin met with Somali clerics in Mogadishu to discuss improving cooperation between the police and religious leaders in the community. During the meeting, some scholars praised the police for their efforts in combatting the dissemination of inappropriate content on social media by young individuals. The clerics also appreciated the Chief's decision to consider the memorization of the Qur'an equivalent to possessing a high school diploma for those looking to join the Somali Police…

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